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Gov. DeWine Signs Bill Allowing Motorcyclists Ear Protection

Red motorcyle on parked on street at sunset
Cody Monser

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill aimed at protecting the hearing of Ohio motorcyclists. The legislation would allow motorcyclists to wear earplugs or earphones while on their bikes. 

The House and Senate previously approved the bill and DeWine signed it into law Friday.

State Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) says noise from the wind and engines can produce severe hearing damage for motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists would not be allowed to listen to music while riding under the measure.